Walk: Bummie

Angus | Forfar | Short walk | ★★★

[View over Forfar from Balmashanner Hill]

Bummie is the rude-sounding local name for Balmashanner Hill: the high ground protecting Forfar from the south, crowned with an impressive war memorial and probably the reason why it always seems to be a few degrees colder here than any else nearby. Both the Sidlaw Hills and southern Cairngorms are visible from the top, with paths linking the summit to streets coming up from the town centre. Park centrally and explore historic Forfar itself too.

[Balmashanner Hill War Memorial]

📌 Walk: Bummie ★★★
Start / finish at car park on Myre Road, Forfar town centre, G.R.: NO 454507 ///sing.shop.ready

▶ 5 km / 3 mi | ▲ 120 m | ⌚ Short | Easy
Features: Forfar ; Balmashanner Hill War Memorial; △ Balmashanner Hill (174 m)
Terrain: Paths (some steep) & residential streets.

Route & map

Car park - Forfar & town sights - Reid Park - War Memorial - Balmashanner Hill - Blindwell - Newmonthill Cemetery - start


Route credit: Walkhighlands (modified)
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On our visit

Wildlife: Roe deer running through the fields around Balmashanner Hill.
Weather: Mostly sunny with a hard overnight frost, just above freezing, no wind. Snowcapped hills on the horizon.

[There are excellent views towards the Cairngorms from the summit]

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